Thanks to our buddies at CryoPC for providing us with this second test rig.
Core i5 750 @ 4.0 GHz
Corsair Dominator 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3
Samsung F3 500GB 16mb
Corsair TX 650W
Windows 7 Ultimate
To test this Kingston drive, I utilised Sisoft Sandra and a real world transfer test to see if the data rates are near to the specifications Kingston claims. For the purpose of comparison, I utilised a high speed USB 2.0 drive from Corsair to note the performance jump from 2.0 to 3.0.
The drive we used to compare it was an 8GB Corsair GT.
As you can see the benefits of USB 3.0 are quite clear.
Real World Transfer
This test involved utilising a thousandth sensitive stopwatch to record the time it takes to transfer a 720MB RAR file from the onboard SSD to each tested device.
|Kingston HyperX Max 3.0 64GB|
|Corsair GT 8GB 2.0|
While the lowest end of the range, this Kingston drive will still set you back around £130.